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EU, China finalize new aviation agreements for certification standardization and liberalization

The European Commission and China have finalized the following agreements that would help facilitate market access: European Commission and China concluded (08-Dec-2017) the following agreements aiming to facilitate market access: Bilateral Civil Aviation Safety Agreement: Will take away the needless duplication of evaluation and certification activities for aeronautical products by the civil aviation authorities, therefore lowering costs. The initialing of the agreement will also advance ongoing certification processes for European …

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Britain signs Open Skies Agreement with China

Britain has signed an Open Skies Agreement with China, in a landmark deal that Ministers say is the first of a numerous pacts that seeks to bolster trade and tourism post Brexit. The frequency of flights from the UK to China would be rising by 50%, to 150 per week. A huge expansion of routes from regional aviation hubs is also set to aid cities located outside of London. British …

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Uruguay seeking to strengthen air connectivity with China

The tourism authorities of Uruguay are looking to position their country as a “multiple destination option” for Chinese tourists. They are also looking at boosting air connectivity with the Asian powerhouse to capture the Chinese tourist market. “Our tourism offering (for China) has to be linked with those of other American countries and has to be done to sectors who can eventually enjoy a break before coming to Uruguay,” said …

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China and EU agree to recognize each other’s aircraft product-safety standards

China and the European Union (EU) have consented to recognize each other’s aircraft product-safety standards, a month after Beijing agreed to an identical agreement with the United States. The agreement is taking effect by the end of next year, said China’s Civil Aviation Authority. China has been in talks with the EU and the U.S. for several years in a bid to get its aviation standards accepted by international regulators. …

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Dubai Airports Company CEO eyeing open skies agreement with China

Dubai Airports Company Chief Executive Paul Griffiths is targeting an open skies agreement with China to foster future growth of passengers travelling via Dubai from the Asia Pacific region. “The key thing with China is to get the Chinese government to agree that opening up the domestic [aviation] market for more international operations is going to be a very positive thing for them,” said Griffiths. However, he reported that progress …

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Cabo Verde and China working out Air Transport Agreement

The Republic of Cabo Verde and China are discussing an Air Transport Agreement that would allow China’s Capital Airlines and Cabo Verde’s national carrier, TACV, to fly between the two countries, Cabo Verde’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Luís Filipe Tavares, made the announcement at the conclusion of his five-day visit to China. Tavares shared that the issue was one of the main talking points of the meeting with his counterpart, …

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China anticipates greater U.S. market access with new aircraft certification agreement

The Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) is expecting a new aircraft certification agreement with the United States to pave the way for better access to the U.S. market for Chinese-manufactured planes and aircraft parts. The CAAC said that the agreement it signed with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) would extend “mutual recognition” of what each country’s aviation sector brings to the table. The development arrives as Chinese aircraft manufacturer, …

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US FAA and Civil Aviation Administration of China signs implementing agreement

The United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) declared the signing of an implementing agreement covered by the US-China Bilateral Aviation Safety Agreement (BASA) that recognizes each other’s regulatory systems with respect to the airworthiness of aviation products and articles. The Implementation Procedures for Airworthiness (IPA) document gives each authority the power to leverage endorsements fulfilled by the other with respect to design, …

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India in talks with Sri Lank to run airport near Chinese outpost

India is in the advanced stages of negotiations with Sri Lanka to run an airport on the southern part of the island, which has a huge Chinese presence owing to China’s Belt and Road initiative. Civil Aviation Minister Nimal Siripala explained the country had been looking for alternate investors in the Hambantota area, where China has constructed a seaport and is in discussions to establish an investment zone and a …

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Malaysia negotiating with India and China for more air routes

Malaysia is in discussions with India and China for potential addition of new air routes that would aid its tourist market, according to Malaysian Transport Minister, Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai. According to Liow, the talks were vital especially considering India and China’s roles as main drivers of Asia’s aviation industry. This in turn, could help turn the KL International Airport (KLIA) into an Asean hub. The Transport Ministry is …

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